military personnel

2011 changes to the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act give active military personnel additional protections?  The act allows for servicemembers to terminate a lease in cases of deployment or reassignment.  The act also gives service members and their families certain protections from eviction.

A servicemember may terminate a residential lease for three reasons: entering active duty, permanent change of station orders, or orders to deploy for a period of not less than 90 days. 

In addition, tenants may be able to postpone an eviction for non-payment of rent for up to three months if the court believes that the servicemember or dependent is unable to pay rent as a direct result of the servicemember’s military duties.

About Coldwell Banker Bain Property Management

As residential property managers for Coldwell Banker Bain Property Management Division, we manage single family residences, individual condominium units and small apartment complexes in the greater Puget Sound region. We serve Seattle, Tacoma, Anacortes, Marysville, Bainbridge Island, Lynnwood, Everett, Redmond, Bellevue and many other cities in Washington State. We also offer full service commercial property management.
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